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Students were welcomed for the new school year by participating in the traditional Golden Eagle Welcome Week, or GEWW. GEWW has become a staple of the Golden Eagle experience for years now, with the famous Painting of the Eagle Walk being the most notable event. Seymour greeted students at the Eagle Walk on Aug. 17 to paint the Eagle Walk and welcome students to their new home.

Fall semester kicks off with GEWW

Ja'Terrica Wilson, Content Creator | August 30, 2023

Welcome back, Golden Eagles! Students on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi have started the new semester off with eagerness and excitement. There were recent activities...

Lance Nail listens to a member of the audience speak during a provost candidate forum in Joe Paul Student Theater on April 18, 2023.

Nail selected as USM’s next provost

Simeon Gates, SM2 Reporter | May 16, 2023

Lance Nail will become the next provost at the University of Southern Mississippi it was announced via an email to the campus community from president Joe Paul on Tuesday, May 16. This comes after weeks...

Wes Shaffer, coordinator of PRISM, the LGBTQ center at the University of Southern Mississippi, and USM Ph.D. student.

Letter of identity: The Wes Shaffer story

Wade Taliancich, SM2 Contributor | May 3, 2023

The world spun while they stood on top of the electrical box surrounded by thousands of people with every identity imaginable. Women with short hair, people of different races and ethnicities, individuals...

Head Coach Jay Ladner looks to improve the programs record in his fourth season with the Golden Eagles.

Southern Miss Basketball looks to make turnaround with new, but familiar faces

Austin Lindsey, 4th Street Sports Director | November 6, 2022

2022-2023 Men's Basketball Preview Heading into his fourth year under the helm of the Golden Eagles, Head Coach Jay Ladner looks to change the tide after three consecutive losing seasons. Coming off...

Oakland Raiders former punter Ray Guy walks the red carpet prior to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium.

Southern Miss Legendary Punter & NFL Hall of Famer Ray Guy Passes at 73

Jack Duggan, USM Sports Information Director | November 3, 2022

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss family mourns today following the passing of Golden Eagle great Ray Guy, who died Thursday morning following a lengthy illness. Considered by many as the "greatest...

Jake Lange leads Southern Miss rally for 20-19 homecoming win against Arkansas State

Jake Lange leads Southern Miss rally for 20-19 homecoming win against Arkansas State

Dima Mixon, Sports Writer | October 16, 2022

Photos by Sean Smith, SM2 HATTIESBURG, MS –  Southern Miss needed to pull something out of its back pocket to pull off a stunning comeback against Arkansas State, and Head Coach Will Hall and company...

Southern Miss Powwow Returns

Simeon Gates, SM2 Reporter | October 12, 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Southern Miss Powwow returned to campus. The event was managed by Dr. Tammy Greer and Jenna Dittman of the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society. Native American tribes from across Mississippi...

Turnovers and sacks plague Southern Miss in 27-10 loss against Troy

Turnovers and sacks plague Southern Miss in 27-10 loss against Troy

Dima Mixon, Sports Writer | October 8, 2022

TROY, Ala - Southern Miss came into Troy, Alabama, riding a two-game win streak with momentum and confidence, but Troy took the fire out by beating the Golden Eagles 27-10 in its Sun Belt opener. "I...

Where does the Tulane win rank among best Southern Miss wins in the past ten seasons? Here is a compiled list.

Where does the Tulane win rank among best Southern Miss wins in the past ten seasons? Here is a compiled list.

Dima Mixon, Sports Writer | September 29, 2022

Photo by Charlie Luttrell HATTIESBURG, MS- Will Hall has won five times as Southern Miss's head coach, and the win on Saturday versus the Tulane Green Wave was undoubtedly the biggest in his tenure. "The...

Southern Miss rings the bell in 27-24 win against Tulane

Southern Miss rings the bell in 27-24 win against Tulane

Charlie Luttrell, Copy Editor | September 25, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Southern Miss has taken a ride down a bumpy road the past few years, but the feeling after the Golden Eagles beat Tulane on the road 27-24 Saturday was one of relief and clarity. "The...

Southern Miss Volleyball splits series with South Alabama

Southern Miss Volleyball splits series with South Alabama

Austin Lindsey, SM2 Sports Director | September 25, 2022

Game One: Courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics HATTIESBURG, MS - Southern Miss (8-5, 0-1 Sun Belt) dropped its Sun Belt opener to South Alabama (7-6, 1-0 Sun Belt) in four sets on Friday. The Golden...

Southern Miss drops Miami matchup 30-7 after taking early lead

Southern Miss drops Miami matchup 30-7 after taking early lead

Charlie Luttrell, Copy Editor | September 11, 2022

The No. 15 Miami Hurricanes (2-0) flexed their strength with a 30-7 win against Southern Miss (0-2), but the Golden Eagles put Hard Rock Stadium on an early upset watch. True freshman quarterback Zach...

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